IN the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Everet of Perry Township in the County of Tippecanoe and the State of Indiana, being of perfect sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of human life, do make, publish and declare this instrument for and as my last will and testament, in the words following to wit:
First, it is my will, desire and direction that my funeral be conducted in a plain, orderly and chirstianlike manner, at the direction of my family and friends, and that my funeral expences and just debts be paid off and discharged as soon after my decease as is convenient for my executor.
Second: I bequeath to my daughter Catherine Rubright and Jacob Rubright her husband, and my son Amos Everett the farm on which we now live, to wit, all that part of the East half of the North West quarter of section twelve in township twenty three, north, of range three, west that lies North of the North fork of Wild Cat Creek, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, hereby binding them to pay to my daughter, Mary Shulman and my [daughter] Susanna Jones and my two sons, Lafayette Everett and Lewis Everett, the sum of fifteen dollars each and to furnish me and my beloved wife [ ] Everett with board, washing, clothing, medicine and attendance for and during our natural lives, and I further bequeath to the said Jacob and Amos my wagon.
Third: I bequeath to my son Amos Everett my horse and hogs.
Fourth: I bequeath to my son Lewis Everett my youke of steers.
Fifth: I bequeath to my son Elias’ heirs, Yormus and Annabel Everett five dollars each.
Sixth, I bequeath to my son Peter Everett one dollar.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Thomas Everett to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Jacob A. Yost
The State of Indiana
On this 3d day of June A.D. 1862 personally appeared before me, William R. Ellis, Clerk of the Common Pleas Court of Tippecanoe County in the state of Indiana, Peter Saltyman and Jacob A. Yost, the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Everet late of said county deceased, and being by me duly sworn to testify to the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth concerning the execution of the last [sentence missing] their oaths aforesaid testify as follows to wit : That they saw the said Thomas Everet in his lifetime (but who is now deceased) sign the same as his last will and testament and that they heard him declare the same to be his last will and testament. That they each subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of said testator and at his request, and in the presence of each other and that the said Thomas Everett at the time he so executed said last will and testament was of full age to devise his property and were of sound mind and memory and not under the coercion or restraint of any person or persons whomsoever, and further saith not.
Peter Saltyman (seal)
Jacob W. Yost (seal)
The State of Indiana
I, William R. Ellis, Clerk of the Common Pleas Court of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Everet late of Tippecanoe County deceased, has been duly admitted to probate, that its due execution was this proven by Peter Saltyman and Jacob A. Yost the subscribing witnesses to the same, where proofs together with such will have been duly recorded in Will Record No.2, pages 454 and 455.
William R. Ellis,
3 June 1862.
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